Earthy aromas, sautéed vegetables with rich cheesy sumptuousness is the best way to describe Cheesy Vegetable Soup! This vegetarian soup (stew?) is just as hearty and filling as your favorite beef stew and so delicious!
Begin by chopping all the vegetables and mincing the garlic.
When this is complete heat your stock pot over medium heat. Add in the olive oil and butter. When the oil is hot & bubbly, add in the onions & mushrooms. Season with Italian Seasoning & red pepper flakes & sauté for about 3 minutes.
Add in the zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, salt & pepper and saute another 5 minutes, lastly, add in the garlic and saute for another minute.
Next add the flour. Continue to saute and mixing it in with all of the vegetables. Cook the flour for a couple of minutes until it becomes a rich honey color.
Remove the stock pot from the flame and add in the sherry - return it to the flame and stir well, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan.
Add the vegetable stock and stir well to combine. Add both of the cheese and stir to melt the cheese. Remove from the heat and add the frozen peas and stir. It will just take a moment for the peas to heat thru. Serve and enjoy!